Brown, a 5-foot-10, 178-pound running back from Durham (N.C.) Southern, has camped at UNC, attended a handful of games, and even dropped by last season to watch film with the Tar Heels’ coaching staff. Prior to Saturday’s stay, his most recent visit was the junior day in late January.
Due to his familiarity with UNC – including having gone through similar tours – Brown left following the Tar Heels’ lopsided basketball victory over Georgia Tech. Other junior day attendees toured the Kenan Football Building exploring the locker room, training room, etc.
“I had already seen everything,” Brown said.
Brown did, though, converse with Larry Porter, UNC’s running back coach who also recruits Durham for the Tar Heels. In fact, as soon as Brown entered the Kenan Football Building, he was greeted by Porter and the two hung out until Brown’s departure.
“He’s talking about how he feels I’m the type of player that can be very versatile,” Brown said. “At North Carolina they don’t really have a guy with the skill set that I possess right now. That’s the reason they want me at Carolina.”
While attending the junior day in January, Brown met individually with Larry Fedora.
“He told me that they really like me and they just always want me to keep them in mind even with the other offers that I have,” Brown said. “They don’t only want me to come to Carolina to be a football player, but to be a better person.”
Eight schools have offered Brown. And even though he doesn’t claim any favorite schools, Brown sees a lot of positives in UNC – one of two schools, along with Wake Forest, recruiting him the hardest.
“It’s a very young program and they’re going to get better every year,” Brown said. “And I have a great relationship with Coach Fedora and Coach Porter.”
After watching UNC throttle Georgia Tech, Brown headed east on I-40 for another game -- NC State vs. Virginia Tech.
Brown has also made recent trips to see the two other in-state ACC schools, Duke and Wake Forest.
This coming Saturday, Brown plans to venture out-of-state to visit Virginia Tech. He’s also looking to visit Tennessee at some point.
“I’ve seen mostly what the local schools have to offer,” Brown said. “So now I’m going to visit more schools out of state to see what they have to offer because I haven’t really seen those schools.”
UNC will hold a third junior day on March 7. Unsurprisingly, Brown says he’ll likely attend.